Compare our Bachelor's programmes

Are you curious which of our bachelor’s programmes suits you best? Would you like to know what your career opportunities are after finishing one of our four bachelor’s programmes? Are you still unsure which bachelor’s programme to choose? Below you find a useful tool to compare our bachelor’s programmes in terms of content, student profile, and career prospects.

The bachelor’s programme in short
BA Arts & Culture

Build bridges between different perspectives and cultural domains of Western society. Reflect on the complexity of Western society by studying interactions between the cultural domains of politics, media, science & technology, and art & literature.

BA Digital Society

Understand the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation processes. Be the thoughtful voice in debates about the digital dimensions of societal problems, and the social, political and cultural aspects of digital challenges.

BA European Studies

Understand Europe from various perspectives. Contribute to the future of Europe by analysing the political, historic, social, cultural, economic and legal aspects of the European external and internal contexts.

BSc Global Studies

Understand complex global issues from the perspective of various disciplines. Develop sustainable solutions and preventive measures for global issues from a truly global perspective, creating an alternative future in which the interconnected interests from all stakeholders involved are fairly represented.

This bachelor’s programme is for you if you...
BA Arts & Culture
  • Want to study Western culture in the broadest sense from different angles.
  • Want to know how contemporary societal challenges have emerged and can be solved with an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Have a broad interest and an inquisitive mind about complex issues that are difficult to pin down and measure.
  • Want to become a bridge builder between people with different views and disciplinary backgrounds.
  • Love to read and write.
BA Digital Society
  • Are curious about the opportunities offered by digital technologies.
  • Want to understand the relationships between digitalisation and social change.
  • Are concerned about the societal consequences of digital technologies, the use of the data they generate, and artificial intelligence.
  • Want to know how technologies can be designed and utilised to improve society.
  • Are open to various disciplinary perspectives and willing to learn to combine them.
  • (Note: You do not need prior knowledge of computing or programming).

BA European Studies
  • Have a broad interdisciplinary interest in European culture, history, economy and politics.
  • Want to find solutions for complex problems such as: migratory and intercultural challenges, climate change, environmental sustainability, human rights and freedom.
  • Want to help develop policies that affirm Europe as a world leader in these fields.
  • Have a critical and inquisitive mind and are eager to contribute to Europe’s development.
BSc Global Studies
  • Want to develop a broad and realistic view on the global, regional and national dominant opinions in all fields of society.
  • Have a curious and inquisitive mind and want to participate in the field on a particular challenge.
  • Have a strong sense of justice and care about fixing the broken things in our world.
  • Want to have the opportunity to do field research in the Global South.
  • Are eager to delve into problems from various perspectives in this joint initiative of all six faculties of Maastricht University.
This bachelor’s programme enables you to:
BA Arts & Culture
  • Explain the world-wide consequences of complex societal issues from Western culture in a globalising world.
  • Understand and analyse these societal issues by combining insights from various disciplines such as history, philosophy, art and literary studies and the qualitative social sciences.
  • Draw connections and build bridges between different cultural domains, such as media, art and literature, politics, and science and technology.
  • Suggest solutions for current issues by using different perspectives on today’s complex Western society.
BA Digital Society
  • Understand how technology can affect people’s views and experiences of the world, and their participation in it.
  • Communicate information, ideas, opportunities, risks and solutions to experts and non-experts affected by processes of digitalisation and by the development, diffusion and use of digital technologies in different areas.
  • Shape the digital transformations of tomorrow by becoming an ‘interactional expert’ for digitalisation processes.
  • Utilise new opportunities for data collection in order to improve policy making in different domains.
  • Draw upon a wide variety of perspectives from disciplines such as media and culture studies, arts and literature, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, science and technology studies, computer, data and information science.
BA European Studies
  • Understand Europe as a diverse continent, how this diversity is “managed”, and what Europe’s position in the world is.
  • Analyse and explain complex current problems at the European level from various disciplinary perspectives.
  • Become a citizen of Europe who is able to suggest well-balanced solutions for contemporary European problems.
  • Invest in and help shape Europe’s future with your knowledge of its multifaceted background, values and norms.
  • Develop into a multidisciplinary professional with excellent 21st century skills.
BSc Global Studies
  • Make sense of complex global issues that cannot be approached in a monodisciplinary way.
  • See the relationship between economics, politics, environment, sustainability, development, governance, health, culture, international relations and law in global issues.
  • Understand the differences and tensions between geographical regions and groups and how they shape people’s world and worldview.
  • Be a bridge builder between regions and groups of people.
  • Suggest solutions for issues born from imbalanced relationships between global regions and groups.
Your future career
BA Arts & Culture

After graduation, you can continue with a master’s programme, or find work in a wide range of jobs and organisations.
For example as a:

  • Public historian, museum curator, art coordinator, project manager or marketing professional in the arts, heritage and cultural sector.
  • Cultural entrepreneur, innovation designer or consultant in the business world.
  • Journalist, editor or media personality in the media.
  • Policy advisor in a governmental organisation.
  • Teacher in (higher) education.
  • Researcher in the academic world.
BA Digital Society

After graduation, you could continue with a master’s programme, or find work in a wide range of jobs and organisations.
For example as:

  • Marketing coordinator, advertising account manager, digital strategy manager, social media manager, online community manager, or digital journalist.
  • Chief digital officer, user experience designer, usability studies expert, procurement specialist, or project manager at a commercial business.
  • Policy maker for digital initiatives in different sectors, such as cultural heritage, media, local or (inter)national policy.
  • Ethics advisor for companies.
  • Researcher on questions about the role of digitalisation.
BA European Studies

After graduation, you can continue a master’s programme, or find work in a wide range of jobs and organisations.
For example as a:

  • Civil servant or policy advisor at a European institution or public administration, at regional, national or European level.
  • Lobbyist or public affairs advisor for an NGO, (public) interest organisation or commercial business.
  • Consultant or manager in all policy domains where the European/ international dimension is leading.
  • Teacher or researcher in the academic world.
BSc Global Studies

After graduation, you can continue with a master’s programme, or find work in a wide range of jobs and organisations.
For example as a:

  • Consultant
  • Project manager
  • Manager
  • Researcher
  • at for-profit, non-profit and governmental organisations active in many disciplines, including health, law, international relations, regional studies, culture, sustainability, development and governance.